RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JULY 16, 2004
Mayor Peter Gardiner called the meeting to order at 7:30 A.M. in the Fireside Room at Hesse Park, notice having been given with affidavit thereto on file.
PRESENT: Long, Stern, Wolowicz, Clark and Mayor Gardiner
Also present was City Manager Les Evans, Deputy Planning Director Greg Pfost and City Attorney Lynch via teleconferencing.
RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION:
The meeting was immediately adjourned to a closed session.
RECONVENE: At 8:20 A.M. the meeting reconvened.
REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION:
City Attorney Lynch reported that in closed session the Council unanimously approved an amended agreement between the City and the Trump organization.
Representing the Trump organization was Jeff Kaplinsky who commented that the Trump organization would have to review the amendments that Council had made to the agreement and that he was unable to make a commitment until their attorneys had completed their review.
Councilman Stern noted that the amended agreement is much improved over previous versions of the agreement considered by the City Council.
Mayor Pro Tem Clark stated that the City Councilís willingness to take up the issue of the Agreement with Ocean Trails at a Special meeting on a Friday morning indicated the Councilís concern with moving ahead to complete the project.
Councilman Long stated that he had misgivings about entering into agreements with "Potimkin" entities such as the corporation Mr. Trump had formed to own Ocean Trails.
Councilman Wolowicz felt that it was most significant that the City wanted to move forward expeditiously, which they demonstrated through the Special Meeting and approval of the agreement.
Councilman Stern moved seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Clark to approve as amended the agreement between the City and Ocean Trails pertaining to the Peer Review Board. The motion carried unanimously.
Councilman Stern asked Mr. Pfost the status of the Converse response to the Landslide A issues raised by Cotton, Shires & Associates. Mr. Pfost stated that the City had not yet received the response document. Mr. Kaplinski added that their engineering company is making some minor mapping changes that will be completed by Wednesday.
Mayor Pro Tem Clark mentioned that the City had responded to the concerns raised by Mr. Vinnie Stellio in his May 5, 2004 letter to the City.
The meeting adjourned at 8:32 A.M. on motion of Councilman Stern.
/s/ Peter C. Gardiner
/s/ Jo Purcell